Felony Rap For Unruly Walmart Customer Who Refused To Wear A "Fucking Mask"

A Louisiana man who was asked to leave a Walmart when he refused to wear a mask was arrested after striking a cop with his car in the store’s parking lot, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Ricky Taylor, 64, was inside a Walmart near his West Monroe home Tuesday evening when a cop--apparently working an off-duty security detail at the store--advised him that “the business’ policy is for every customer to wear a mask.”

Upon being offered a mask, Taylor allegedly began cursing out the officer. “You can’t make me wear a fucking mask,” said Taylor. “I’m not wearing a fucking mask.” Taylor would later claim that a purported “medical condition” prevented him from wearing a mask.

Due to Taylor’s unruly behavior, Walmart wanted him “placed on trespass notice,” so the cop asked Taylor for his driver’s license. “I could give it to you but I’m not,” he replied while exiting the store and heading for his vehicle.

As the officer called the car’s license plate into police dispatch, Taylor allegedly backed his auto up and twice struck the patrolman. After a brief struggle, Taylor was handcuffed and taken into custody.

Taylor was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, a felony, and disorderly conduct and resisting an officer, both misdemeanors. He was released from jail last night.

While visitors to the West Monroe store already must wear a mask, the entire Walmart chain will require them starting July 20. Police blotters nationwide are expected to immediately reflect the fallout from this policy change.